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Unformatted text preview: defendant has committed negligence per se. 7. If one event physically led to the ultimate harm, it is the factual cause. 8. For the defendant to be liable, the type of harm must have been reasonably foreseeable. 9. The plaintiff must persuade the court that he has suffered a harm that is genuine, not speculative. 10. In a contributory negligence state, a plaintiff who is even slightly responsible for his own injury recovers nothing; in a comparative negligence state, the jury may apportion liability between plaintiff and defendant. 11. A defendant is strictly liable for harm caused by an ultrahazardous activity or a defective product. Ultrahazardous activities include using harmful chemicals, blasting, and keeping wild animals. Strict liability means that if the defendant’s conduct led to the harm, the defendant is liable, even if she exercises extraordinary care....
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course BUS 138 taught by Professor Jeffbrozz during the Spring '11 term at Long Beach City College.
- Spring '11